Sunday, April 26, 2009

A fun twist to the usual scavenger hunt

It was coming up on my daughters 10th birthday and I wanted to come up with a fun "activity" for her and a few friends to do together.  Being a mom who loves her camera I LOVED this article I read in May's Creating Keepsakes by Candice Stringham, Family Photo Scavenger Hunt and wondered how I could adapted it for a bunch of 4th grade girls. I ended up with a list of about 15 things and sent them out with cameras in hand.  I downloaded the photos they took and printed them at home,  gave them each a little album from my LSS for them to put their photos in and away they went.  The end result was great but the most fun was watching them run around finding everything they needed a picture of and then seeing all their different "points of view" through their lenses.  
Deciding where to go next for the next item.
Dress up like a Star Wars character and have your picture taken with one.

Take a picture of flowers.

Take a picture of a chick (the neighbors had just gotten some)
Take a picture with the Birthday Girl.

Take a picture of someone jumping on a trampoline.
Take a picture of a dog...thanks for posing Roxy!
Working the next morning on their albums.

The finished product!  
Thanks to all our great neighbors for letting these crazy girls run around the neighborhood taking pictures in their yards!


AngMomof3 said...

What a super fun birthday idea, Becky! Did you split them into groups? Or did each person do it on their own?

I could totally see kids loving this (inexpensive, physical time consuming) project at a party!

I can't believe Mia is 10. Wow.

Kathy said...

You're HIRED for Hailey's birthday party! I can make the cake...and you can plan the activity! What a great team we would be!! :) Looks like the girls throughouly enjoyed did you running around behind them capturing each moment! So fun!

candicestringham said...

That is so awesome! I'm glad the article helped! It looked like they had an amazing time too. What a fun party.:)

3 little and 2 big liks said...

yup, you have officially won 'the COOLEST mom' award. :)

Mindy K said...

Continue sharing and my kids will have copy cat birthday parties. I love it! I can't wait to have a surprise party for Abby's next birthday. Shhhh!